Beyt Al Chai *****

For those who want to experience the charm of a classic African setting with a touch of ancient Arabian mystique, the place is Beyt al Chai. This is an exquisite 5-room boutique hotel within a traditional Zanzibar house, built on 3 floors on what was once a tea house.

Sitting only a few paces from the sea, the house is cool and breezy. On a typical day, guests relax in our beautifully appointed lounge and rooms overlooking a square filled with hibiscus and ancient tamarind trees – simultaneously feeling the pull of the mysterious Indian Ocean that lies just beyond the trees and soaking up the ambiance of this World Heritage Site only steps a way from the shops, restaurants and attractions of contemporary Zanzibar.

Accommodation: The 5 bedrooms and suites are divided in three categories –

Sultan Rooms – These are the three largest rooms at the Beyt al Chai, at approximately 40 sq. metres each. They have private bathrooms and captivating views of Zanzibar. The three rooms are : 1. Beyt Al Chai, 2. Beyt Al Ajaib and 3. Beyt Al Sahel

Prince Rooms – These two rooms are the second largest in the house, averaging about 25 Sq Metres each. They each have a private bathroom and dressing room. The rooms are: 1. Beyt Al Hukum and 2. Beyt Al Ras.

Activities

  • Balloon Rides
  • Game safari
  • Bush dinner and breakfast
  • Special arrangement for honeymooners
  • Sundowner

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing
Perfectly located in the heart of Serengeti making game drives experience the best throughout the year.

Double Tree Stone town

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Game drives
  • Restaurant

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

The camp is set on the heart of Serengeti making it a great location for game drives around Seronera areas.

Jafferji House& Spa ****

Located deep in the heart of Zanzibar’s historical Stone Town, Jafferji House is an elegant boutique hotel. Recapturing the romance of travel, it beautifully combines modern luxury with the mesmerizing heritage that has shaped Zanzibar’s history. Taking its name from its owner who once used the building as his family home, Jafferji House has been lovingly restored and styled to reflect its original splendor.

Personal attention to detail is apparent throughout the hotel, and just as easily as it embraces the charm of the ancient world, it also proudly pays homage to the comfort, luxury and hospitality of the modern world. They say that when you travel, the magic of your experience starts with your hotel. Javed Jafferji and his wife Kulsum warmly invite you to experience the magic of Jafferji House. Come experience a hotel dedicated to exceptional style and service. Come experience the one place in Stone Town where true heritage and luxury meet.

Accommodation : Every Suite in Jafferji House has been specially designed to provide every modern convenience to both leisure and business travelers. The hotel is categorized in the following suites :
• Signature Suites
• Superior Suites
• Superior Deluxe Suites

Activities

  • Sundowner
  • Game drives
  • Honeymooner safari
  • Serena Mountain Village Lodge
  • Rivertrees Inn
  • Mt Meru Game lodge

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

Perfectly located in the heart of Serengeti.

Kisiwa House ****

A luxurious hotel in Stone Town, Kisiwa House, Kisiwa meaning island in Swahili, is noted for its elegant blend of boutique sophistication and gracious Swahili hospitality. In the hustle and bustle of the legendary Stone Town, amidst the calls of the muezzin you will find elements of history, drama and mystique all waiting to be discovered and enjoyed by you.

From our Courtyard Lounge with its fountain and ornate design to the panoramic views of our rooftop restaurant Darini. Our hotel provides every modern convenience to the business or leisure traveller. Promising an unforgettable experience of professional service, superb comfort and unmatched elegance within a decidedly romantic and enchanting Swahili feel throughout our 11 rooms and suites.

Accommodation : Indulge in the immaculate opulence and comfort Kisiwa House has to offer. Set in a crisp fresh and sumptuous Swahili style. Our luxurious and spacious rooms are like gems amidst a tranquil setting. The plush interiors with sleek clean lines speak of sophistication, while the lustrous colors and textiles whisper relaxation and romance. Choose from our sumptuous Burdani deluxe rooms, Malkia Junior suites or Sulaima Senior suites.
Facilities

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Mini-Bar Tea and coffee making facilities

Personal safe

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

Our favorite hotel in stone town Zanzibar island .

Maru Maru ****

Maru maru is just a few steps from the city’s historical wonders, colorful markets and labyrinth of shops. Once a town house famous for its marble floors and tiles, it has now been lovingly restored to offer 44 bright rooms blending classic Zanzibar style with iconic design and modern luxuries. Its roof terrace offers one of the best views in the city with a 360° panorama and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun melts into the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation : We offer the perfect mix between Zanzibar style and modern decor. Rooms are filled with natural light that complements the sophisticated neutral palette. We use local craftsman and natural materials to bring traditional beauty without sacrificing modern comfort and decor. Design is inspired by the distinctive Afro-Arabian style, unique to Zanzibar, with hints of the big city thrown in when appropriate.

Classic wing – 11 rooms lovingly restored to with it’s original architecture that was built in 1916 with a touch of simple classic elegance. Each slightly different than the other as seen in traditional Zanzibar architecture.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Laundry
  • Game drives
  • Sun downer
  • Honeymoon treatment
  • Balloon rides

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

New wing – 33 rooms around an open air courtyard with an elegant star shaped fountain. Light plays off of the minimalistic white walls enhancing your senses. The new wing also offers a fast track to the rooftop terrace located on the top of this building. Just hop in the elevator and arrive in style for your evening’s experience..

Zanzibar Palace hotel *****

Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a nine room boutique hotel located right in the heart of Stone Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is independently owned and daily under Dutch management, guaranteeing personalized service of the highest level. Zanzibar Palace Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore and experience all the beauties of this magical town and Island.

The relaxing and charming atmosphere makes for a perfect place to unwind, either in the public areas or in the privacy of your room and daydream about the life of the Sultans. While at the same time enjoying a wide range of modern facilities of current life.

Enjoy high quality food in our small Restaurant with its quiet ambience, enjoy an alcoholic beverage in the bar, or indulge in a wonderful treatment in the spa. Throughout the years we proved it is the staff’s dedication to offer the best-personalized world class service you can find.

Accommodation:

Facilities

  • Air conditioner
  • High-pressure (hot)water
  • Ceiling fan
  • Spring box mattresses
  • Mosquito nets
  • In- house telephone
  • Digital Safe
  • Cable network TV
  • DVD player
  • Bathrobes
  • Little things box and (on request) Hair Dryer

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

In each of the nine rooms, Zanzibar’s rich history is integrated by Arabian, Indian and English designs. All the furniture is of very high quality and carefully selected to give the hotel a wonderfully traditional and antique feel. Each room features its own unique decor, with many local originating antique pieces of furniture, magical beds, Persian rugs, colorful silks. .

Zanzibar Serena ****

Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa’s most ancient and most enchanting towns. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the inn has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.

Accommodation: After the heat and dust of Stone Town, the rooms in the Zanzibar Serena Inn are havens of cool and shade. With high ceilings, shuttered windows and cool white walls, they are constructed in the traditional Swahili manner, whereby the size is dictated by the length of the mangrove poles that make up their ceilings.

Facilities

  • air-conditioning
  • WIFI
  • direct-dial phone
  • in-room satellite TV
  • mini bar
  • private safe
  • 240V/3 pin (square)sockets and shaver sockets
  • hair driers
  • mosquito nets
  • bathrobe and slippers
  • umbrellas
  • porter/concierge
  • airport shuttle and limousine service

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

Adorned with arched niches, antique plates and brass lamps; and featuring traditionally carved furniture with basket weave and ceramic inlay, the rooms are predominantly royal blue and white. Four-poster, net draped beds dominate, offset by delicate side tables, vanity units and louver doors giving onto balconies, some of which feature massive free-standing hammocks.

Swahili House ****

Located in the bustling heart of Stone Town you find The Swahili House – a sparkling hotel with traditional influences and modern day facilities, offering authentic Swahili hospitality. The Swahili House is located in the centre of Stone Town and therefore in the middle of all the action.

The bustling market, little shops, restaurants and other points of interest are all within walking distance from the hotel. We can organize professional guides who’ll assist you while discovering Stone Town in order to get the maximum out of your visit to this busy little town and its hundreds of little streets.

Accommodation: The impressive building has 5 floors that are all built around a beautiful traditional Zanzibar courtyard. The hotel offers 20 rooms, spread out over 4 floors. The rooms all are restored and decorated in traditional Swahili style, but adjusted to Western standards. The Swahili House would definitely not be the same without our rooftop terrace., which houses a bar, restaurant and a very relaxing plunge pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Up here you can enjoy a cocktail, lunch or dinner while indulging in stunning views of Stone Town and the Swahili Coastal view.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Plunge Pool

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

The Swahili House was originally set up and used as an Indian Merchant House in the 19th century. In the 125 years that followed the building became a home to one of the many Sultan families that inhabited Zanzibar and then became a hotel in 2008. Most of the hotel has been restored into its original state, which makes your stay at The Swahili House a real Zanzibari experience!

Khole House ****

After three years of meticulous renovation, Kholle House has opened its doors! Built in 1860 by Princess Kholle, the daughter of the 1st Sultan of Zanzibar, Kholle House provides a glimpse into the life of a Zanzibarian Princess. Nestled in the heart of Stone Town, Kholle House stands as a quiet oasis offering you a private sanctuary from the bustling city life. Our ten room luxury boutique hotel is designed in an elegant fusion of Swahili and French-Creole. Refresh yourself in our swimming pool or enjoy the breathtaking 360° view of Old Stone Town and the Indian Ocean from our roof top tea house.

Accommodation: You will feel like you stepped into an Arabian dream when you enter your room at Kholle House. Each room is unique and envelopes you with the colors of vibrant Zanzibarian spices and a sense of olden times. Rooms are rich with character and quality with high timber-beamed ceilings, western-style mattresses. Kholle House offers three room categories –
• Prestige suites
• Deluxe rooms
• Classic rooms

Facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Swimming Pool

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

You will feel like you stepped into an Arabian dream when you enter your room at Kholle House. Each room is unique and envelopes you with the colors of vibrant Zanzibarian spices and a sense of olden times. Rooms are rich with character and quality with high timber-beamed ceilings, western-style mattresses.

Tembo House Hotel ****

A Unique experience awaits at the Tembo House & Apartments. Tembo House Hotel & Apartments is situated at the heart of Zanzibar Stone Town by the picturesque seafront. In other words, Tembo House Hotel is situated on a prime location, you need not go far to find the shops, the restaurants and the Historical sites that Zanzibar Stone Town has on offer. Welcome home away from home

Accommodation: Most of the rooms have balconies over looking the beach or the swimming pool courtyard. Each bedroom is self contained, air conditioned, equipped with fridge, telephone and cable television

Facilities: The Hotel has long beach on the front where many like to make use of it for swimming on sunbathing. The clean refreshing water of the swimming pool will cool you up after along sunny day.

Other service include laundry Services, Internet Cafe, with Wireless Internet access and the Bahari Restaurant which offers excellent local as well international cuisine. With its first class location, service and facilities, The Tembo House Hotel will provide everything you need to make your stay in Zanzibar a holiday that you will never forget.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry Services
  • Internet Cafe
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Bahari Restaurant

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

The Tembo House Hotel & Apartments has on array of antique furniture and ornaments from all over the World. Sleeping on an unique Swahili beds and enjoy the wood carved furniture which rarely seen in many countries.

Zanzibar Grand Palace hotel ***

As an ideal place to discover Stone town from it is located within one hour drive from any of Zanzibar’s beaches and attractions.

This new hotel also offers all those amenities that give the perfect frame for enjoying a stay in Zanzibar´s capital before or after safari.

Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel is a replica of a historic building located in the centre of Stone town next to the ferry port, on a square away from the main road.

Accommodation:  There are 33 Deluxe Twin and Double Rooms and 2 Suites.

Facilities

  • A/C split units with remote controls
  • Non alcoholic minibar
  • Plasma screen with cable TV and remote control
  • Safe with number code
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer and courtesy products

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

All highlights of this beautiful city, recognized as UNESCO heritage sight, such as the house of wonders, Forodhani gardens, the old fort (to name only some) are within walking distance as well as the numerous shops, restaurants and nightspots.All highlights of this beautiful city, recognized as UNESCO heritage sight, such as the house of wonders, Forodhani gardens, the old fort (to name only some) are within walking distance as well as the numerous shops, restaurants and nightspots.

Dhow Palace ****

Welcome to the Dhow Palace where you can wrap up in the Zanzibar culture and heritage. Let the Dhow Palace sail you through your holiday, while you enjoy the food, the climate, explore the history and culture of Zanzibar. The Dhow Palace is sure to make your stay in Zanzibar a memorable holiday. Watch the beautiful sunsets in peace and harmony on our roof top terrace, where should you wish – an intimate supper in total privacy can be arranged.

Accommodation: The Hotel comprises of 30 rooms. All the rooms in the new wing face the inner court yard and our small, but much appreciated swimming pool. Also offer you a safe deposit box free of charge, to store your valuable belongings. There is also a quick, reliable and efficient laundry service for you to take advantage of.

Facilities

  • Water heater
  • Cable television
  • telephone extension
  • Wifi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fridge
  • air condition
  • hair dryer

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

The Dhow Palace can easily be described as a living museum dedicated to furniture, art and oriental ornaments which have found their way to the shores of Zanzibar over the past centuries.

Chavda Hotel****

Chavda Hotel is a really attractive hotel located in Stone Town on the West Coast of Zanzibar. The unique location gives you a head start while touring the rest of isles.

Tucked down a side alley close to the Old Post Office, this hotel offers modest mid-range accommodation contained within a large converted merchant’s house.

The hotel is a 5 minutes drive from the Seaport and 15 minutes drive from the Airport.

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite television
  • Swimming pool

When to go

Year round.

Experiencing

Chavda is a charming hotel offering comfortable rooms and wonderful rooftop views in the heart of Stone Town.

Decor is bright and inviting, making the most of the charming Zanzibar artifacts available. Most furniture is built using natural materials, indigenous woods and clay.